Kroger is recalling its Simple Truth Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Kroger recalls nuts because of possible health risk

A supplier reported the product may have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems, according to Cincinnati-based Kroger.

Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women, the company said.

No customer illnesses have been reported to date.

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The product comes in a 12-ounce, clear plastic package marked with a sell-by date of May 2, 2018, stamped on the side and a UPC code of 11110-02478.

Kroger has removed the item from store shelves and initiated its customer recall notification system that alerts customers who may have purchased recalled Class 1 products through regisand ter receipt tape messages and phone calls.

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Included in the recall are Kroger, Bakers, Gerbes and Dillons stores operating in Ohio, Southeast Indiana, Northern Kentucky, Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri.

Customers who have purchased any of the products described above should not consume them and should return them to a store for a full refund or replacement, Kroger officials said. For more information, call 1-800-KROGERS from 8 am to midnight Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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